Is Wheel Alignment Really a Cost-Effective Option for my Garage?

Wheel alignment used to be the preserve of the bodyshop market but more and more general garages have realised the massive opportunity that offering wheel alignment can bring - as a result the numbers of garages offering wheel alignment has increased in recent years. The growth has been driven by motorists who are becoming better …

“Master of all tasks” – A Wheel Free, Alignment, One Person & ATL Test Lane Lift

ATT'n: MoT STATIONS / TYRE SHOPS / WHEEL ALIGNMENT FACILITY OWNERS If you want complete flexibility from your lift then the OMA 524LTJC is exactly the solution required, It truly is "Master of all Tasks" since it is capable of operating in the most modern MOT station as either a One Person Test Lane (OPTL) …

Everything you ever wanted to know about…. Single Post Lifts

A relatively new design to hit the market is the single post lift. There are essentially 2 variants of this type of lift. 1.       Single Post Maintenance Lift This style is the same as a single post lift, but instead of drive-on ramps it has arms attached like a two post lift. Storage: For the …

The GETECH 2 Post Lift Range from OMA Garage Equipment.

GETECH garage equipment have a large range of professional 2 post lifts. From a low tonnage mechanical 2 poster lift through to the massive GE513L.4 5 tonne hydraulic 2 poster we have a lift to suit your specific workshop requirements. We can also cater for personal preferences or specific issues by offering based and baseless …

Pneumatic or Hydraulic for ATL Vehicle Lifts Play Detectors?

Pneumatics offer rapid movement of cylinders and have the great advantage of availability in very small sizes. Why do pneumatics offer a higher operating speed of its components? This is mainly due to air compressor flow rates, air is very agile and can flow through pipes very quickly and easily with little resistance, while hydraulic …

Configuration of two-post vehicle lifts

Two-post vehicle lifts typically comprise two upright columns - a master or powered column plus an auxiliary or slave. Some columns are connected by a structural overhead beam, which helps keep the columns rigid under load (not to be confused with light-weight cable trays, which do not). Various configurations are available: Originally, most lifts had …

A common sense approach to the safe operation of two-post lifts

1) Position the vehicle carefully, taking account of its type (front-wheel drive, van etc), any additional load carried and the configuration of the lift (see here). Failure to do so may place the centre of gravity of the vehicle away from the columns giving an uneven weight distribution. 2) The horizontal and vertical position of …

Safe installation and maintenance of two-post lifts

Two post lifts rely on the ground fixing bolts for stability so it is essential that both the floor and fixings are of adequate strength. The manufacturer normally specifies what these should be. If the floor is of unknown specification, specialist advice may be required before installation eg from the lift supplier or specialist garage …